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« » March 2017 - Week 13

Sunday

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1915: 34 British trade unions agree to expedite munitions output

Monday

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2003: US begins Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1945: After exhausting all other avenues, HMCS NEW GLASGOW sinks U-1003 after ramming her off the coast of Northern Ireland., 1943: Bomb attempt on Hitler's life fails

Tuesday

21
1918: VC won by 2Lt Edmond de Wind, 31st Battalion, CEF (later 15th battalion, Royal Irish Rangers - British Army), Near Grougie, France (posthomous), 1918: SOMME, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 5 Apr 18)

Wednesday

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1948: The Regular component of the Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps is authorized

Thursday

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1945: THE RHINE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 1 Apr 45)

Friday

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1945: VC won by Cpl Frederick George Topham, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, East of the Rhine, 1871: 6th Bn, Royal 22e Regiment: Honeur et Devoir (Honour and Duty) and Je Me Souviens (I remember), 1848: 12e REgiment blinde du Canada: Adsum

Saturday

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1941: Off Freetown, West Africa, the German raider Kormoran captures the Canadian merchantman Canadolite taking her entire crew of 44 as prisoners of war.